A Perfect Eyeshadow Tutorial for Blue EyesOctober 09, 2020
Blue eyes are striking on their own, but with the right eyeshadow you can make them pop even more. And you’ll be able to create the perfect, everyday look using products you probably already have in your makeup bag. Make sure you have a neutral palette with bronze and orange shades, a brow pen to fake bushy brows and a great mascara because we’re sharing an easy and quick step-by-step tutorial on how to accentuate blue eyes with makeup below.
STEP 1: Prime Your Lids and Complexion
Prime your eyelids by applying a color-correcting concealer, like the Urban Decay Color Correcting Fluid Concealer. The doe-foot applicator deposits just the right amount of product. Swipe the concealer wherever you have discoloration and blend with your pinky or ring finger. Then use a hydrating, lightweight foundation, like the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare, to smooth out your skin tone.
STEP 2: Shape and Fill Your Brows
Accentuate your brows by filling in any bare areas and shaping them with the Maybelline New York Brow Extensions Fiber Pomade Crayon. It’ll help create a bushy, boy brow look and draw attention to your eye area.
STEP 3: Apply Your Eyeshadow Base Shade
Using a flat eyeshadow brush, apply a matte neutral base color to the lower half of your lids, blending it up to the crease. Try a matte brown shade from the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Utopia Palette.
STEP 4: Buff in a Burnt Bronze Shade
Buff a burnt, bronze shade up into your crease, just above the matte brown you just applied. Make sure to blend the shadow well so the color transition is seamless. We recommend a shimmery shade from the NYX Professional Makeup Diamonds & Ice, Please Jeweled N Jaded Palette.
STEP 5: Apply a Gold Shade in Your Crease
Using your eyeshadow brush, softly apply a gold eyeshadow shade into your crease. Make sure to work it into the entire crease and blend it out for a natural finish.
STEP 6: Layer With Taupe Eyeshadow
Layer a taupe shadow just above your crease. Use a light touch and then blend until it’s barely noticeable.
STEP 7: Highlight Your Inner Corners
Apply highlighter on the inside corners of your eyes to add some sparkle. Another option? Use an eyeshadow pen, like the Maybelline New York Color Strike Cream-to-Powder Eyeshadow Pen in Flash, to highlight the tear duct.
STEP 8: Give Your Lashes Some Volume
Curl your lashes and apply two coats of black mascara to your top lashes followed by one coat on the bottom. A formula we love for major volume is the L'Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara.
For more inspo, check out the tutorial below from beauty vlogger Angela Bright.